Setting new standards for sustainability
Eco-labeling standards drive sustainability further by helping customers understand electronic products and the companies that make them. A few examples of the programs Dell Technologies participates in include:
The ENERGY STAR rating system is globally recognized and has become a standard within various procurement tools. It sets a high bar for what constitutes and energy-efficient product across multiple categories, including computers. Approximately 90% of the Dell and Dell EMC portfolio qualifies.
EPEAT is a registry that evaluates electronics for their effect on the environment. It takes a lifecycle view and ranks products as Gold, Silver or Bronze based on criteria in more than 50 categories – including the reduction/elimination of environmentally sensitive materials, and even the corporate performance of its maker. Many Dell and Dell EMC products are already registered in multiple categories across multiple countries. Visit the EPEAT registry.
TCO Certified is a third-party certification that requires independent, accredited certification around a broad criterion, including requirements for socially responsible manufacturing, environmental issues, and health and safety throughout the entire product lifecycle. Dell Technologies proudly provides dozens of certified monitors, laptops and desktops. Search the TCO registry.
Most electronics use a power supply that converts the a/c power from the mains to usable d/c power – an imperfect process where some power is lost to heat resistance. The 80 Plus qualification identifies those power supplies that can achieve at least an 80% efficiency at three specific loads of work. We were the first company to achieve an 80 PLUS-Titanium power supply with 96% efficiency.
CEC certification looks across the whole lifecycle of a product to evaluate its environmental impact and takes into consideration worker health, resource consumption and the use of renewable energy. By design, only around 30% of companies meet the label’s criteria. It has also become a standard for procurement.